The Atlanta Gladiators and Norfolk Admirals had a blockbuster trade on Tuesday. The Gladiators acquired Brady Vail and Angelo Miceli from the Norfolk Admirals for Chase Witala, Patrick D'Amico and Thomas Frazee.
Vail was a fourth round draft pick, 94th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft. A center, he has spent the last four seasons in the ECHL with the Orlando Solar Bears, Fort Wayne Komets, Norfolk Admirals and now the Gladiators. In eight games this season, Vail has four goals and six assists for 10 points. Last year with Norfolk and Fort Wayne, Vail had nine goals and 15 assists for 24 points in 35 games. He also played 18 games for the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League and had one goal and one assist for two points.
Miceli is also a center. He has spent the last three seasons in the ECHL with the Brampton Beast, Greenville Swamp Rabbits and Admirals. This year in Norfolk, Miceli had four goals and nine assists for 13 points in 12 games. Last year in Greenville, he had 22 goals and 55 assists for 77 points. He has also played with the St. John's IceCaps and Texas Stars in the American Hockey League.
Frazee, a center, had five goals and 10 assists for 15 points with the Gladiators in 12 games this season. Last year in Atlanta, he had 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points.
Witala, a left winger, had three goals and seven assists for 10 points with the Gladiators in 11 games this season. Last year with the Solar Bears, he had seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 46 games.
D'Amico, a center, had two goals and one assist for three points with the Gladiators in 10 games this season. Last year with the Indy Fuel in the ECHL, he had six goals and 10 assists for 16 points in 38 games. For Gladiators tickets on Nov. 16 against the Orlando Solar Bears at the Infinite Energy Arena, please click here.